The scientists have been keeping a watchful eye on small pieces of radioactive uranium that appear to be the cause of some star bursts we’re seeing in the sky. As dwarf stars die it’s been seen that small amounts of radioactive settle to the bottom of the star.
This then causes the cooling dead stars to form what’s much like a snowflake. This snowflake is full of radioactive uranium, though. The crystals within the star are small than grains of sand. This process creates what scientists have seen be small nuclear bomb reactions.
This explains the sudden increase in star bursts throughout the sky. When a dwarf star dies, it’s filled with small crystals that are mostly radioactive uranium. So when they’re fully done dying, they can explode in a way similar to nuclear bombs.
While these small radioactive snowflakes may act as a small nuclear bomb, it’s unclear if they pose a future threat to our world.
It’s been theoretically proven that these small dwarf stars gain access to this type of gas when they suck energy from nearby stars to keep their light “on”. Researchers have noticed that many dwarf stars in the sky are dimmer than they would typically be.
For some reason, our dwarf stars are soaking in too much energy and dying, rather than staying bright for long. As referenced above, when the star dies it has uranium fall to the bottom and eventually explodes into a burst of light similar to a small nuclear bomb.
While the current dwarf star patterns are small, scientists fear that as these occurrences become more popular in the night sky that we may be faced with larger explosions in the future. This means a significant risk to human beings and wildlife on the planet having the dust of these explosions reach our living space.
Stars are made of a ball of oxygen, carbon, and some other elements mainly uranium. These little balls of gas may look pretty to you while you lay down to stargaze in your backyard, but they’re just tiny balls of gas that slowly die and eventually go off like small nuclear bombs.
There’s still much research to be done with this concept, but for now, we know that the stars are dying and bursting out rays of light more frequently than ever recorded. Scientists will continue to document this pattern to make sure that our world isn’t in danger of a larger radioactive explosion caused by dying stars in the sky.